Eboni Tucker, Langston University- c/o 2013, Biology
Name : Eboni Tucker
HBCU : Langston University
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Biology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am from Oklahoma City, OK and when I was younger I only knew that my grandma attended Langston and at the time I wasn’t thinking about college.
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I just wanted to continue the legacy, but Langston is the only HBCU in the great state of Oklahoma and of course it’s cheap.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
It’s fun! It’s a once in a lifetime experience. It’s worth it.
All the trouble with financial aid, housing, cafeteria food, just people that don’t want to see you succeed. Going to an HBCU has its pros and cons. It’s what you make out of it! The news always publicized Langston in a negative way only because it’s a BLACK school. The news should be at the school 24/7 not just when something terrible happens. That’s apart of life! You make it how you want it to be.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
- Athletics: Langston University are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), while its football team competes in the Central States Football League (CSFL). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, football and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, softball, track & field and volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Bessie Coleman - The first African American woman pilot and the first American woman to obtain an International Pilot's license. Coleman enrolled in 1910, but could only complete one term due to financial issues** Brendan Crawford - 2013 - Football quarterback** Jennifer Hudson - Attended - 2000 - Professional singer, actress** Clara Luper - 1944 - Civil rights leader best known for her leadership role in the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-in Movement** Nancy Riley - Former member of the Oklahoma Senate from the 37th district** Nathan Hare - Founding publisher of The Black Scholar (1969-1975) and author of The Black Anglo Saxons. Also wrote the conceptual proposal for the first department of black studies, and was the first person hired to coordinate a black studies program in the United States (1968)** Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher - 1945 - Civil rights activist; stood at the forefront of the fight to integrate historically white law schools in the South** The Delta Rhythm Boys - Jazz vocal group inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame**
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